Self-styled with embroidery and chiffon
Self-styled with embroidery and chiffon
Another case of the subject being on the prowl for a subject. Burgundy Blazer accented with paisley print shirt and black tie.
photography Maria Panina for Papierdoll
The Desigual Collection was just FUN. You’re going to want at least two to three pieces from this collection. Checkout the all photos at our detail page.
Our intrepid photographer Kevin Kane is out shooting detail shots of everything possible and if you’re looking for close up shots of Max Azria’s latest creations for Spring Summer 2014 here you go. More photos available @ our detail shots page.
If you want to see know how to keep it simple, while providing a varied collection for Spring 2013. Monika Chiang’s collection for Spring 2013 is the epitome of that thought process. By providing a mixture of prints, airy pleated pants, a sharp cut leather jacket and top, Chiang went beyond the traditional runway show for a presentation that was strong enough because of the range. There are parts of this collection that are so creative, you will want something, anything from this designer.
Nothing like seeing the back of heads and a bit of the runway at BCBG. It’s almost like being in the stands in nosebleed. Reviews for the show and detailed shots from Kevin Kane coming up later today. But overall this is another strong collection for the BCBG line and will get some thoughts going on what was good and not so good later today. Meantime checkout videos and some of these shots home made with love:
Never one to hold back, Cathy Horyn dug into Anna Wintour’s brainchild in a candid interview on The Daily Beast. In Jacob Bernstein’s candid interview with the top fashion critic, Horyn touches on several topics including for her dislike of shopping, her ability to be a thorn in the side of certain designers including Carolina Herrera, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Helmut Lang, Nicole Miller, and Oscar de la Renta (who banned her from their shows at one point or another.) and the reasons she destroys designers during fashion week (hint: it’s only intentional if the designer makes it so). On the topic of Fashion’s Night Out Horyn makes no bones about her wanting it to be a failure, she says, “I hope it doesn’t go on…I don’t want it to continue… You know, we’re a nation of shoppers. That’s how people spend their time, shopping online, shopping in stores, acquiring. And I feel like we perpetuate that with Fashion’s Night Out. What are you really celebrating? Not art or great books. You’re celebrating shopping.” Ouch.
The full interview can be read here on the Daily Beast website.
Anne Valérie Hash works as if she were a fashion scientist. Constantly experimenting with color, structure and flow, Hash’s collections have evolved going back from 2005 and continuing on today. This season, Anne Valérie Hash worked a collection on the Paris runway that seemed to echo colors from a high end makeup kit. Using a palette that consisted of pale beige hues, grays and a golden yellow, Hash managed to give Spring a feminine and entirely wearable look. Paris is normally known for its convention challenging runway collections (read: not entirely wearable). Anne Valérie Hash went an entirely different way creating jackets that had sleeved scrunched up to the elbows, exposed seams and cropped right above the waist to give a light look. Hash’s use of fabrics included going with washed leather for a slightly aged look, cotton jersey (again for wearability) and georgette. I was a latecomer fan of Anne Valérie Hash (2008 Fall collection), but after this collection, I am a true-believer.
Catherine Malandrino opened her show to the public on Sunday and had perfect timing. It was pretty much an overcast day until about 1 hour after her show when the skies opened up and a torrential downpour started. Prior to that, Malandrino was able to show a startlingly refreshing collection with a mix of animal print, silk and leather macrame’ in the open air. Great reviews flowed across the board. Sam uploaded his review and a video. See the video here at our Youtube channel and view the review here on Papierdoll.
After numerous SS11 shows at New York fashion week that were a sea of white, Diane von Furstenburg wowed us with her bold colors and prints for next season. A mix of rich hues like purple and rust, along with the classic preppy color combination of navy, green and white, Von Furstenburg made it clear that it’s a mixed bag and wearing what works for you this coming spring. There were dresses and separates, but what made the collection as a whole read so fresh was the slightly baggy silhouette.
Nearly every piece was roomy, yet gracefully skimming the figure for a finish that is modern and wearable. From slim, cropped tailored pants that were loose through the hips to the draped cocktail dresses in citrus brights, there was a luxurious ease throughout the collection. Von Furstenburg created this collection with the help of Yvan Mispelaere, who previously had stints at Gucci and Chloe (under the direction of Phoebe Philo). Together, von Furstenburg and Mispelaere did a fantastic job of retaining the youthful spirit DVF is known for while tailoring separates and creating dresses that move beyond the wrap.
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